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Alum Anna Journey Featured in VCU News

An interview with alumna Anna Journey (MFA/Poetry ’07) is featured in the May 17 issue of VCU News. Journey attracted international news when she discovered an unpublished poem, “Ennui,” by Sylvia Plath. “Ennui” was published in November 2006 in the English department’s online literary journal, Blackbird. Journey continues to attract attention for her writing, drawing…

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VCU Peru

For 20 years, VCU students have benefited from the transformative experience of studying abroad.  Indeed, several English Department faculty, graduate students and program alumni have taken part in experiencing first hand the unique potential of an education abroad programs in places such as Peru.  With photos provided by MATX alum Scott Dupree Mills and text…

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VCU Grads PhD-bound!

Four graduates of the MA Program have been accepted into PhD programs. Jake Hertz (MA/Research ’17) was accepted into Boston University’s competitive, nationally ranked program in English to study medieval literature. He was awarded a fully funded, five-year fellowship by the department. After receiving his Master’s degree in May, he looks forward to continuing to…

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What Do You Do With An English Major?

What do you do with two degrees in English, you ask? VCU English BA and MA graduate Aíne Norris has the answer! Featured in the latest post on “Dear English Major” blog, Aíne details her journey from her first post-collegiate employment at Apple Retail to her current post as Senior Communications Administrator at Virginia Commonwealth…

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Interview with Alum Patty Smith in VCU News

English alum Patty Smith (MFA/Fiction ’01), author of The Year of Needy Girls, is interviewed in the March 30th edition of VCU News.  Patty’s debut novel examines homophobia, false accusations and community unrest. Patty explains, “I was teaching in Cambridge, Massachusetts, years ago, in a fifth/sixth-grade classroom, when a young boy in Cambridge was abducted,…

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